IT and Network Engineering
Jul 17, 2021

Radio Access Architect

Req Id: 294179 


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

Bell is making unmatched investments in our world-leading broadband fibre and wireless networks because we know they’re the backbone of the products and services our customers love. If you’re excited about transforming the way people connect, our Network team is the right place for you.  

About Us:

We are a technology team linked to Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Client Care to execute on our number one priority:  Delivering Canada’s Best Network to our customers.


The mission of the Radio Access Development team is to develop the best wireless network for our customers as technical leaders by learning, developing and enabling new radio access technologies to:

  • Improve user experience
  • Minimize operational impact
  • Reduce OPEX/CAPEX related to RF coverage & capacity


Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Radio Access Development, the Radio Access Architect will be tasked with:

  • Technical development and implementation of FDD/TDD LTE and 5G RF access features to improve performance, capacity, coverage and enable new services.
  • Development of test plans and execution of new feature testing in our lab environment.
  • Assessing, managing and influencing the RAN vendor roadmaps to bring value to the customer, to meet our business objectives and network evolution requirements.
  • Working closely with cross-functional team members to support end-to-end rollout of the RAN features in the production network.
  • Supporting the Engineering teams with RAN software upgrades in the network.
  • Supporting other Wireless Technology teams with new technology introductions
  • Supporting cross-functional teams for new service introduction and providing last level of support from RF access related issues.
  • Facilitating knowledge transfer by presenting and explaining complex technical subjects to various audiences from Operations, Engineering, WT and Management.


Required Qualifications/Competencies:

  • B.Sc. in Electrical/Systems Design Engineering with specialization in communications with 5-10 years experience in one of the following types of organization:
  • Wireless carrier (engineering or technology department)
  • Wireless infrastructure vendor (RF engineering, system design, IOT or R&D department)
  • OEM (Network & terminal IOT department)
  • Excellent working knowledge of UMTS, LTE and 5G NR radio access technologies and core network architectures.
  • Technical understanding of RAN KPIs and network counters/statistics
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills: Able to simplify and teach complex concepts to various audiences (engineers, technicians, executives)
  • Strong technical leadership and time management skills
  • Ability to motivate people to participate in various development projects
  • Ability to articulate and negotiate technical requirement with vendors
  • Innovative approach to problem solving including ways to automate tasks and processes.

Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Experience with 5G NSA, LTE and UMTS/HSPA+ call flow, call admission, mobility management, RF capacity and network performance.
  • Ability to extract vital information from large amount of logs (mobile or network logs) in order to properly assess benefits related to the introduction of new features.
  • Experience working with Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson Radio Access nodes.
  • Working experience with protocol analyzers like XCAL, XCAP, Qualcomm QXDM and Wireshark
  • Working experience with reviewing and interpreting 3GPP technical specifications
  • Working experience with programming languages such as C, Java, Perl, Python, Shell scripting with Bash, etc.





Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Dorval || Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 07/30/2021 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


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